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St. Thomas Aquinas' Theology
Major ideas of 13th Century. Christian philosopher. Rational proofs of God, influence of Aristotle, methodology, ethics, metaphysics.
# 11704 | 2,250 words | 8 sources | 1996 | US
Published on May 21, 2003 in Philosophy (History) , Religion and Theology (General)

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"Philosophy, religious faith, and theology are complementary aspects of the writings and thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, among other religious philosophers. Philosophy is a mode of thought, a means of speculating based on logic and experience. Philosophy is the means by which human beings have of examining their place in the universe. Religious faith is an accepted truth based on belief rather than close analysis. Theology is the study of God and the study of religious teaching. Aquinas combines all three of these conceptions as he analyzes human nature, the relationship between the human being and God, and the meaning of teachings of the Church.

Plato held that the body and the soul were separate and of a very different constitution, while Aristotle saw the soul as form of the body, a view accepted by St. Thomas Aquinas. Thomas was a..."

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